Continuing with last week’s Italian theme, here is my final stately/grand/ornate fountain: the fountains of the Italian Gardens in London’s Kensington Gardens. Dating to 1860, the four basins each have a central rosette fountain, and at the south end you’ll find the Tazza Fountain (photo below). The spot is popular at lunch among workers in nearby offices, which is how I came to know the gardens and fountains.
Here’s something I learned when I looked up the fountains for this post: the building at the left in the photo above originally housed the steam pump that kept the water flowing into the fountains. source